Rita Thompson Ganster will join the Purcell Municipal Hospital board following her appointment Monday evening by the Purcell Public Works Authority.
Her term will expire Dec. 31, 2017.
In a letter to PWA Chairman David Lee, the hospital’s chief executive officer wrote she “brings a unique set of skills and perspective” to the board.
“She served our patients as a registered nurse and as a nursing leader in the organization,” Jim Berry wrote. “Her presence is still felt. ... She also bring the Medicare patients perspective to the board. While all of he board members utilize hospital services on an as needed basis, our Medicare beneficiaries are more likely to experience most of the services rendered by the hospital.
“They need a voice in the governance of the hospital.”